Major milestone for £28m Castlebrae Community Campus

A crucial milestone has been reached in the construction of the new £28 million Castlebrae Community Campus in Craigmillar.

City of Edinburgh Council depute leader, Cammy Day and vice education convenor, Alison Dickie, visited the site to attend a socially-distanced topping out ceremony alongside the school’s headteacher, longest serving member of staff and pupils.

Whilst on site with the development partner, hub South East and the main contractor, Morrison Construction, a final piece of concrete was poured on the top floor.

Plans for the new 700-capacity secondary school, which has the potential to be increased to 1,200, were developed after consultation with educationalists, service users and the local community.

Features include landscaped areas for outdoor learning and a 3G football pitch, which will be available for use by the local community, as well as a community town square.

Greig Jamieson, hub South East’s commercial director, said, “We’re delighted to have welcomed guests along to mark such an important milestone in the new Castlebrae Community Campus’s construction. It really is taking shape and is set to be a fantastic, modern learning space for pupils and staff, as well as an asset for the local community. We have a track record of delivering high quality educational facilities in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and we look forward to continuing this relationship as the project progresses.”

Eddie Robertson, MD of Morrison Construction Building Central, added, “We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone in the construction of Castlebrae Community Campus. The pandemic has undoubtedly presented considerable challenges to the project team but days like this demonstrate their commitment to our clients and the commitment of the wider Morrison business to staying on track and providing an excellent new facility for local students.”

The campus is due to open in early 2022.